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Twentieth Century Town Halls: Architecture of Democracy

Author/EditorStewart, John Gold (Architect and write (Author)
ISBN: 9781138312524
Pub Date22/02/2019
BindingHardback
Pages242
Dimensions (mm)276(h) * 219(w)
The first book to examine the development of the Town Hall during the twentieth century including cases from Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands, UK, Norway, Italy, Finland, Japan, Canada, USA, Iceland, Spain and Switzerland.
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This is the first book to examine the development of the town hall during the twentieth century and the way in which these civic buildings have responded to the dramatic political, social and architectural changes which took place during the period. Following an overview of the history of the town hall as a building type, it examines the key themes, variations and lessons which emerged during the twentieth century. This is followed by 20 case studies from around the world which include plans, sections and full-colour illustrations. Each of the case studies examines the town hall's procurement, the selection of its architect and the building design, and critically analyses its success and contribution to the type's development. The case studies include:

Copenhagen Town Hall, Denmark, Martin Nyrop

Stockholm City Hall, Sweden, Ragnar Ostberg

Hilversum Town Hall, Holland, Willem M. Dudok

Walthamstow Town Hall, Britain, Philip Dalton Hepworth

Oslo Town Hall, Norway, Arnstein Arneberg and Magnus Poulsson

Casa del Fascio, Como, Italy, Guiseppe Terragni

Aarhus Town Hall, Denmark, Arne Jacobsen with Eric Moller

Saynatsalo Town Hall, Finland, Alvar Aalto

Kurashiki Town Hall, Japan, Kenzo Tange

Toronto City Hall, Canada, Viljo Revell

City Hall Boston, USA, Kallmann, McKinnell and Knowles

Dallas City Hall, USA , IM Pei

Mississauga City Hall, Canada, Ed Jones and Michael Kirkland

Borgoricco Town Hall, Italy, Aldo Rossi

Reykjavik City Hall, Iceland, Studio Granda

Valdelaguna Town Hall, Spain, Victor Lopez Cotelo and Carlos Puente Fernandez

The Hague City Hall, Holland, Richard Meier

Iragna Town Hall, Switzerland, Raffaele Cavadini

Murcia City Hall, Spain, Jose Rafael Moneo

London City Hall, UK, Norman Foster

This is the first book to examine the development of the town hall during the twentieth century and the way in which these civic buildings have responded to the dramatic political, social and architectural changes which took place during the period. Following an overview of the history of the town hall as a building type, it examines the key themes, variations and lessons which emerged during the twentieth century. This is followed by 20 case studies from around the world which include plans, sections and full-colour illustrations. Each of the case studies examines the town hall's procurement, the selection of its architect and the building design, and critically analyses its success and contribution to the type's development. The case studies include:

Copenhagen Town Hall, Denmark, Martin Nyrop

Stockholm City Hall, Sweden, Ragnar Ostberg

Hilversum Town Hall, Holland, Willem M. Dudok

Walthamstow Town Hall, Britain, Philip Dalton Hepworth

Oslo Town Hall, Norway, Arnstein Arneberg and Magnus Poulsson

Casa del Fascio, Como, Italy, Guiseppe Terragni

Aarhus Town Hall, Denmark, Arne Jacobsen with Eric Moller

Saynatsalo Town Hall, Finland, Alvar Aalto

Kurashiki Town Hall, Japan, Kenzo Tange

Toronto City Hall, Canada, Viljo Revell

City Hall Boston, USA, Kallmann, McKinnell and Knowles

Dallas City Hall, USA , IM Pei

Mississauga City Hall, Canada, Ed Jones and Michael Kirkland

Borgoricco Town Hall, Italy, Aldo Rossi

Reykjavik City Hall, Iceland, Studio Granda

Valdelaguna Town Hall, Spain, Victor Lopez Cotelo and Carlos Puente Fernandez

The Hague City Hall, Holland, Richard Meier

Iragna Town Hall, Switzerland, Raffaele Cavadini

Murcia City Hall, Spain, Jose Rafael Moneo

London City Hall, UK, Norman Foster

John Stewart is an architect and writer who until recently led one of the UK's largest multi-disciplinary architectural practices. In his architecture he specialised in major public building projects such as schools, libraries, law courts and theatres. His own designs have won numerous awards and been widely published and he was twice selected as one of the best 40 architects under forty in the UK. He has lectured, taught and examined at numerous Schools of Architecture in the UK.

Introduction. The History of the Town Hall. The Development of the Twentieth Century Town Hall. The Case Studies Copenhagen Town Hall. Stockholm City Hall. Hilversum Town Hall. Walthamstow Town Hall. Oslo Town Hall. Casa del Fascio, Como. Aarhus Town Hall. Saynatsalo Town Hall. Kurashiki Town Hall. Toronto City Hall. Boston City Hall. Dallas City Hall. Mississauga City Hall. Borgoricco Town Hall. Reykjavik City Hall. Valdelaguna Town Hall. The Hague City Hall. Iragna Town Hall. Murcia City Hall. London City Hall. Epilogue. Bibliography. Index

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